de·​bone | \ (ˌ)dē-ˈbōn How to pronounce debone (audio) \
deboned; deboning; debones

Definition of debone

transitive verb

: bone debone a roast

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Other Words from debone

deboner noun

Examples of debone in a Sentence

Have the butcher debone the lamb for you.
Recent Examples on the Web By April, waves of workers who debone chickens or carve up pork elbow-to-elbow with their co-workers were falling ill from the virus. Michael Grabell, ProPublica, "Emails Show the Meatpacking Industry Drafted an Executive Order to Keep Plants Open," 14 Sep. 2020 Tyson Foods has spent $500 million to develop a robot that can debone and cut up chickens at high speed. Aaron Pressman, Fortune, "Now this is 5G worth paying for," 10 July 2020 Or, they are immediately deboned and thrown in the grind pile. Cosmo Genova, Field & Stream, "How to Cook Venison Ribs Macaroni and Cheese," 21 Apr. 2020 The slower that meat moves through a slaughterhouse, the fewer people are needed to cut and debone it, which would allow for more space between employees. Michael Corkery, New York Times, "Powerful Meat Industry Holds More Sway After Trump’s Order," 29 Apr. 2020 Then fillet and debone the fish, and remove the skin. Cosmo Genova, Field & Stream, "How to Cook Lake Trout Chowder," 28 Apr. 2020 The company is among many businesses facing hurdles trying to operate amid the pandemic, with the task of deboning chickens and cutting up pork and beef typically low-paying work done in close quarters with others. Kate Gibson, CBS News, "Coronavirus hits workers at 5 of big poultry processor's plants," 15 Apr. 2020 Ramsay also shares fish deboning basics, how to make pasta dough, cook salmon, and master scrambled eggs. Kelly Corbett, House Beautiful, "15 of the Coolest MasterClass Courses You Can Take Right Now," 14 Apr. 2020 Shynekia Emanuel, who works nights on the deboning line in Camilla, said that his shift supervisors — the same people who had been checking workers’ temperatures — had tested positive for the virus. New York Times, "Poultry Worker’s Death Highlights Spread of Coronavirus in Meat Plants," 9 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of debone

1944, in the meaning defined above

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28 Sep 2020

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“Debone.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of debone

: to remove the bones from (something)

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